ICT for Learning & Teaching in Falkirk Schools

Digital technology to support learning & teaching

January 29, 2019
by Malcolm Wilson
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You are getting older – combining history with numeracy in the classroom

You’re getting old! This a an online tool where you enter a date, such as a birthdate, and the site presents a whole range of calculations related to that day by comparison to the current date and time. The calculations … Continue reading

March 15, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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What would happen if…..? ICT tools to develop inquiry and investigation skills in science in the primary classroom

ICT tools to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation One of the main purposes of learning in the sciences is to develop skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques. From “Sciences: Principle and Practice” from Education Scotland “In … Continue reading

February 28, 2012
by Malcolm Wilson
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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified … Continue reading

December 20, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Exploring the Outdoor Classroom with Nature Detectives

Take your classroom outside! Nature Detectives http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk is run by The Woodland trust, whose mission is to create, protect and inspire people about woods and trees. So if you are looking to take your classroom outside then this is a … Continue reading

August 1, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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Ideas to Inspire – tips for using classroom tools shared by many teachers

Looking for ideas to help you use online tools in the classroom? Not sure how to make best use of that ICT equipment in your school? Just looking for fresh approaches to using tools with which you are already familiar? … Continue reading

February 11, 2011
by Malcolm Wilson
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How Loud? How Hot? How Bright? Data Logging in the Primary Classroom

Every primary school in Falkirk Council has a LogIT Explorer data logger and the software on all PCs.  This provides the means to get readings and record the information about the environment, such as light, sound and temperature levels in and … Continue reading

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